Olaf Bender (DE)

Olaf Bender’s (a.k.a. byetone) experimental work traces back to first experiments with the medium film in the 1980s. Due to these experiments, he came into contact with the east-german underground band AG Geige of which he became a permanent member in 1988. By working with this group he got into musical aspects.

Co-founder of the raster-noton label, Bender creates his own music digitally. He assembles sine tones to complex sound fabrics. Digital clicks and effect plug-ins are essential to create the rhythms. Bender further uses visuals in the sense of animated light; abstract animations support the abstract pieces of music, so that the rhythm of the music is transformed into a graphic equivalent.